Leeds United defender Pascal Struijk is ‘preparing for an important choice’ as he decides whether to represent the Netherlands or Belgium.
Struijk has been a regular for Leeds this season but, despite several impressive performances, is yet to receive any interest from the Dutch national team.
That is largely due to their strength in the centre-back position, with Virgil van Dijk, Matthijs de Ligt and Sven Botman just some of the options available to Ronald de Boer.
As such, there have been several rumours that Struijk could instead elect to play for Belgium, with him having looked into getting a Belgian passport to do so.
Voetbal International look at the situation today and say the Leeds mad is ‘preparing to make’ an important choice over his international future.
He is said to be ‘investigating the possibilities’ of applying for a Belgian passport, with the upcoming ‘preliminary selections’ for both national sides likely to sway his decision making.
It’s claimed he will be watching these announcements with ‘great interest’, and while his preference is to play for the Netherlands, as his parents are Dutch, the possibility of playing for Belgium is ‘lurking’ in the background.
Indeed, their manager Roberto Martinez is a big fan and recently contacted the Leeds man to ‘express his interest’ in him.
The Dutch national team, meanwhile, have remained ‘remarkably quiet’ despite the fact Struijk could be called up for their junior ranks as well.
That is what has led to Struijk looking at other options, with his international status like to ‘soon become clear’ according to VI.